# Questions tagged [monodromy]

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### Thurston universe gates in knots: which invariant is it?

Today I discovered this nice video of a lecture by Thurston:
https://youtu.be/daplYX6Oshc
in which he explains how a knot can be turned into a "fabric for universes". For example, the unknot ...

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### Tightness/Overtwistedness of genus one open book decomposition

Suppose we have an open book decomposition $(P,\phi)$ of a 3-manifold $Y$, where $P$ is a punctured torus and $\phi$ is the monodromy. We know $\phi$ can be represented by a matrix in $SL(2,\mathbb{Z})...

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### Nearby cycles without a function

Suppose that:
$X$ is a smooth complex algebraic variety,
$f : X \to D$ is a proper map to a small disc, smooth away from 0,
$Z_\epsilon = f^{-1}(\epsilon)$, and $Z = Z_0$.
Then there is a procedure (...

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### Character constructed from Kummer local system lifts to representation of algebraic torus

I'm currently reading Mar's and Springer's Character Sheaves. In Chapter 2 (Kummer local systems on tori), they provide a construction of Kummer local systems on a torus $T$ by way of the $m^{th}$ ...

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### Criterion for triviality of monodromy in smooth families

Let $\pi: X \to \Delta^*$ be a smooth, projective morphism. We know that for each $k$, there is a natural local system $L:=R^k \pi_*\mathbb{C}$. The associated vector bundle $\mathcal{L}:=L \otimes \...

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### Abelian variety corresponding to a vector space

I would like to know what the following statement means:
"Let $B_t$ be the Abelian subvariety in $J_t$ corresponding to the $\mathbb{Q}$-vector subspace $H^1(C_t,\mathbb{Q})_{van}$ in the space $...

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### Monodromy Representation on $H_1$ of Elliptic Curve

I'm reading this post by Charles Siegel on Monodromy Representations
and there is a construction in example a not unterstand.
We look at the family $y^2z=x(x-z)(x-\lambda z)$ of projective elliptic
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### Moduli space of genus $g$ curves ${\mathcal{M}_g}$ irreducible by 'Monodromy argument'

I'm reading this post by Charles Siegel on Monodromy Representations
and there is a short remark on the proof of irreducibility of moduli space of genus $g$ curves ${\mathcal{M}_g}$ :
Just look at ${...

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### Computing monodromy groups of curves over function fields

Suppose I consider a hyperelliptic curve given by an equation such as $y^2 = x^{n} + tx + 1$ or some variation on this (where $t$ is a parameter on $\mathbb P^1$ and this curve is really a surface ...

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### why is monodromy weight filtration compatible with cup product?

This question is about a statement I took for granted in this question.
If $f: X \to S$ is a moprhism from a complex manifold to a punctured disc then the monodromy operator $T$ is quasi-unipotent, so ...

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### Quasi-unipotent monodromy for variation of Landau-Ginzburg cohomology

A pair, $(X,f)$, consisting of a smooth variety and a global function $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{A}^{1}$ is called a Landau-Ginzburg model, LG-model for short. The LG-cohomology of the pair, dentoed $H(X,...

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### A question about $p$-adic monodromy of abelian varieties

Let $S_0$ be a smooth (projective?) and (geometrically) connected scheme over a finite field of characteristic $p$ and let $S$ be its base change to an algebraic closure of the finite field. Let $\pi:...

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### Monodromy group of the generic plane curve

Let's work over $\mathbb{C}$. The degree $d$ curves in $\mathbb{P}^2_{\mathbb{C}}$ are parameterized by a projective space $|\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^2}(d)|$. Let $U_d\subset |\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^2}...

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### Čech cocycles and monodromy

It is well known that over a topological space $X$ (and choosing an open cover $\mathfrak{U}$) every locally constant Cech cocycle $g$ on $\mathfrak{U}$ with coefficients in a group $G$ yields a $G$-...

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### How to compute the cohomology of a local system?

Suppose we have a reasonable topological space $X$ (i.e. a complex algebraic variety or a manifold) whose integral singular cohomology and fundamental group we understand well.
Suppose that we are ...

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### Holonomy as a right adjoint, monodromy as a left adjoint

This question about the difference between holonomy and monodromy has an interesting answer by Ronnie Brown.
An excerpt:
So holonomy comes out as a kind of right adjoint, and monodromy as a kind ...

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### Questions about modular forms and the role of monodromy

Let $N \geq 3$ and let $\Gamma=\Gamma_1(N)$, so that the moduli problem for elliptic curves with $\Gamma$-structure is fine. Let $Y=Y(\Gamma)$ be the corresponding moduli space.
In this context, one ...

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### Definition of geometric monodromy

Consider a polynomial $f
\in \mathbb C[x_1,\dots ,x_n]$. An atypical value of $f$ is a complex number about which $f:\mathbb C^n\to \mathbb C$ is not a topological fiber bundle. Writing $\mathrm{Atyp}(...

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### Explicit Riemann Hilbert correspondence

For simplicity, we assume that $X=\mathbb P_{\mathbb C}^1-\{s_1, s_2, \dots, s_k\}$ and $\infty \in X$.
Consider the trivial bundle $E=\mathcal O_X^r$ with the connection $\nabla$ induced by a ...

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### Degeneration of smooth curves and Picard-Lefschetz formula

Let $\pi:\mathcal{C} \to \Delta$ be a family of projective curves of genus $g \ge 2$ over the unit disc $\Delta$, smooth over the punctured disc $\Delta\backslash \{0\}$ and central fiber $\pi^{-1}(0)$...

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### Transverse $S^1$ actions on mapping tori

Up until now I have thought that the existence of a transverse $\mathbb{S}^1$ action on a symplectic mapping torus implies that the mapping torus is trivial. Unfortunately I also came up with a ...

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### Topological cycles with Lagrangian support

For a compact Kähler manifold of dimension $2n$, is there a classification of the homological $n$-cycles which are supported in a compact Lagrangian submanifold?
The main example for this question ...

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### The holonomy map associated to a mapping torus

So I have a rather embarrassing problem, which is not really a "problem", so much as a mental block I seem to be unable to overcome. I am trying to understand the "holonomy map" of a mapping torus. To ...

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### Frobenius structure for A_n singularities

I need to compute monodromy matrices $M(v)$, associated to a Frobenius structure for $A_n$ singularity with flat coordinates $v_1,\dots,v_n$, that is, $f(x)=x^{n+1}$. (due to Saito, Dubrovin etc.) ...

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### Do $\mathbb{A}^1-S$ and $\mathbb{A}^1-\{0,1\}$ have a finite etale cover in common?

We work over the field of complex numbers. (But remarks in characteristic $p$ are very welcome.)
Let $S$ be a finite set of points in $\mathbb{A}^1$ containing $0$ and $1$. [Edit: Assume $S$ contains ...

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### Characterization of the hypergeometric function

One of the definition of the hypergeometric function $_2 F_1$ rely only on its global properties around the singularities (and not on a differential equation or a serie expansion)
In modern language (...

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### How can I describe the monodromy of this variation of singular curves?

Consider the family of singular hyperelliptic curves
$$
y^2 - x(x-1)^2(x-2)(x-3)(x-4)(x-t)
$$
over $\mathbb{A}^1_t$. Over a generic point the fiber is a genus three curve where one of the genera comes ...

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### Multivalued functions with three independent branches

Let $n$ be a positive integer and $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a multivalued function, analytic everywhere except for branch points at $0$, $1$ and $\infty$. Around one of those ...

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### How can I determine the monodromy of this variation of mixed hodge structures?

Consider the variation of mixed hodge structures which generates at the origin:
$$
f:X = \text{Proj}\left( \frac{\mathbb{C}[t][x,y,z]}{(xy(x + y + tz))} \right) \to \mathbb{A}^1_t
$$
How can I compute ...

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### Monodromy representations are “quasi-unipotent”

Let $S$ be a smooth complex algebraic variety, let $b$ be a closed point of $X$, and let $f:X\to S$ be a polarized family of smooth projective varieties over $S$. This induces a monodromy ...

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### Action of the monodromy on the cycle made of the real points

Let $f : \Bbb C^n \to \Bbb C$ be a polynomial function with real coefficients.
Let $X_t = f^{-1}(t)$ denote the fiber above some $t \in \Bbb C$. Let assume that the set of real points of $X_t$, for $t ...

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### Reference request: monodromy and isomorphic projections

I am looking for a reference to the following fact: monodromy group acting on the cohomology of smooth hyperplane sections of a smooth projective variety $X$ over $\mathbb C$ is preserved under ...

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### Reference result: proof of theorem of Kazhdan-Margulis on monodromy group of a Lefschetz pencil of odd fiber dimenion is “as big as possible”

In Deligne's paper on his first proof of the Weil conjectures, we have the following result.
Theorem 5.10 (Kazhdan-Margulis). L'image de $\rho: \pi_1(U, u) \to \text{Sp}(E/(E \cap E^\perp), \psi)$ ...

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### What are examples of D-modules that I should have in mind while learning the theory?

I've been reading about D-modules this summer in preparation for a learning seminar on intersection cohomology. Unfortunately, many of the ideas are not sticking while I learn about the theory. What ...

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### Non semi-simple monodromy in an algebraic family

I am looking for an example of a (edit: projective) family
$f : X \to Y$
of complex algebraic varieties which is a topologically locally trivial fibration in (singular) varieties and such that there ...

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### Intuition for Picard-Lefschetz formula

I'm trying to develop some intuition for the (local) Picard-Lefschetz formula (which I'm encountering for the first time in Deligne's paper "La Conjecture de Weil, I").
To summarize the ...

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### Relations between some works by Deligne-Mostow and Thurston

Happy new year 2016!
A coworker and I are interested in the relations between the works of Deligne and Mostow ([DM] and [M]) on the monodromy of Appell-Lauricella hypergeometric functions (Publ. ...

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### What does “higher monodromy” tell us about a principal bundle

Let $P \to X$ be a principal $G-$bundle and let $f: X \to BG$ be its classifying map. As I understand there's some way to associate a monodromy representation $\pi_1(X) \to G$ to it. I know how to ...

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### A specific linear differential equation on $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$ whose monodromy group represents the fundamental group of $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$

Is there a linear differential equation on $\mathbb{C}$ with singularities at $0$ and $1$ whose monodromy group represents the fundamental group of $\mathbb{C}-\{0,1\}$? If so, can someone give a ...

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### Cycle map and flat cycle

Let $\mathcal X\rightarrow C$ be a smooth projective morphism over an open subset of $\mathbb A_k^1$ ($k$ algebraically closed of characteristic $p>0$, one can suppose $C$ to be the spectrum of a ...

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### Does the monodromy of such VHS have to be trivial

Consider a variation of polarized Hodge structure on a punctured disk. Suppose that connection preserves Hodge filtration (which is much stronger, than Griffiths transversality). Moreover assume that ...

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### What are the easiest examples of irreducible, but not big, monodromy representations

Let $\rho: \pi_1(S,s_0) \to GL(V)$ be the monodromy representation associated to a local system of $\mathbb Q$-modules $\mathbb V$ with $\mathbb V_{s_0} = V$.
Let $H$ be the Zariski closure of the ...

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### Degeneration of wildly ramified local monodromy representations - near or far from Deligne?

Suppose we have a surface $S$ mapping to a curve $C$ and a finite cover $Y/S$ that is ramified at a divisor $D$. For each point $x \in C$ we get a ramified cover of the curve $S_x$, and we can study ...

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### Does there exist duality/symmetry between Fuchsian differential equations, like in the case of confluent hypergeometric?

My question is about whether certain dualities or symmetries hold between pairs of Fuchsian differential equations, but I need to give a bit of background to explain what I want to ask. Thank you for ...

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### Monodromy of a punctured disc

I meet the following problem which I think related to the monodromy:
Let $D: = \{z \mid |z|<1 \}$ be a disc, and $U \to D$ be a variety fibred over $D$. For each point $t \in D \backslash \{0\}$, ...

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### Can monodromy be described by the same matrix for chosen generators in case of the same singularity type?

Let $X$ be a surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. We have a fibration $f: X \longrightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$, and $f^{-1}(s_1)$ and $f^{-1}(s_2)$ have the same singularity type. Let $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ be ...

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### $\ell$-adic monodromy theorems (over $\mathbb{C}$)

This question is about $\ell$-adic monodromy theorems for families over a number field. ($\ell$-adic analogues of Corollaries 6.2.8 and 6.2.9 in [BBD].)
Notation
$H$ denotes étale cohomology.
Let $...

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### kernel of monodromy action of braid group on homology of hyperelliptic curve

Let $X_{n}$ be the (unordered) configuration space of $n$ distinct points in $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^{1}$. The fundamental group of $X_{n}$ is the braid group on $n$ strands on the Riemann sphere, ...

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### Detecting Monodromy in Integrable Systems

Suppose I have a completely integrable system on a symplectic manifold $(M^{2n},\omega)$ with momentum map $H:M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ that has compact, connected fibers. Further, suppose I know ...

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### A neat monodromy group of a family of Kaehler manifolds

Let $X\rightarrow B$ be a family of Kaehler manifolds with possibly singular fibers. Let $G$ be the monodromy group on $H^n(X_b,\mathbb{Z})$, where $n=\dim X_b$ with the smooth fiber $X_b$ over some $...